Retail and consumer goods industry news

14 July 2021
This year, the UEFA Euro 2020 finals took place in Wembley Stadium, with England playing Italy. This drove great excitement around the nation as retailers and brands looked to inspire and excite shoppers. In our UEFA Euro 2020 report we highlighted five ways retailers and brands looked to engage and excite shoppers during the championship. Below are three best-in-class in-store activations i...
13 July 2021
Our industry has seen many significant changes as it has experienced the different phases of the pandemic over the last 18 months. While the crisis continues to be active in many regions, and the risk of variants remains high, many countries are moving into the restart and recovery phase. Against this backdrop, we lay some markers in the sand about what will be the pandemic’s legacies. Asynchr...
13 July 2021
US leading dollar store operator announced plans to expand its healthcare offering to meet more of its shopper needs and establish itself as a health destination. To fast track this development, it has created a new role of chief medical officer. Providing affordable healthcare products and services to communities This is the first step in Dollar General’s new strategy to increase access to...
13 July 2021
With private label share of sales rising across much of Western Europe, we’ve published a series of three brand new reports for IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: Private label in Europe Private label trends in Western Europe 10 retailers winning in private label in Western Europe Here are some of the key highlights: 1. France, Portugal and Spain are am...
13 July 2021
The latest release from the British Retail Consortium Retail Sales Monitor (BRC-RSM) for June 2021 shows that UK retail sales grew by 13.1% versus the same month two years ago. This this leaves total growth for the three months of the second quarter of the year 10.4% ahead of the same period in 2019. Food & grocery still trading against tough 2020 comparatives Despite the boost of this year...
13 July 2021
Flipkart has recently raised an additional US$ 3.6bn in its first external funding since it was acquired by Walmart in 2018.  The deal now values the company at US$ 37.6bn. Walmart-owned Flipkart doubles its valuation in less than three years After Walmart has acquired a 77% stake in Flipkart for US$ 16bn in 2018, it has expanded its operations to smaller towns and cities, added more items ...
12 July 2021
As Colruyt continues to invest in acquisitions and its existing operations as it look to build out its health-focused operations, we round up developments from the retailer. Colruyt Group increases stake in Newpharma… Colruyt Group has bought the shares of minority shareholders, completing a process that began in 2017. In 2017 the Colruyt family’s investment company, Korys, took a 39% stake...
12 July 2021
As Rewe trials an autonomous delivery vehicle and invests further in the digitalisation of its operations, we look at four developments from the retailer. Rewe trials self-driving convenience store In conjunction with Vodafone, Rewe is testing, until September 2021, a self-driving convenience store, under the Snack Mobil brand, on the Carlswerk trade campus in Cologne, according to reports ...
12 July 2021
Alibaba Group’s high-tech grocery chain Freshippo has unveiled plans to launch a next-generation distribution centre in early 2022. Designed to supercharge Freshippo’s retail model Aside from the typical warehousing, packaging and delivery services, the new facility will come complete with indoor holding facilities for live seafood, cold-storage rooms, food-processing equipment and a centra...
12 July 2021
In an interview in local trade publication LSA, Carrefour France’s managing director, Rami Baitiéh, has discussed the steps and initiatives it has put in place to drive growth in the retailer’s home market. Shopper feedback key in initial phases Baitiéh said on his arrival he was able to review shopper feedback on the retailer and its stores. The insight showed shoppers liked the brand and ...